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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ


AFGS Library - AFGS Building
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Do you have only French Canadian Resources?
We are a primary source for French Canadian resources and we also have a large selection of other data depending on the source. For example State Vital records, Church records, Funeral home records would include all records and not just French Canadian.
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Do I need to read French?
  Most records are in English. Some Microfilm records are in French or Latin. Normally someone is at the library who can help.
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Is there someone in the library to aid me if I do visit the library?
Volunteers are normally available to help with your visit.
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What resources are available at the library?
Check our resource page
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Can I bring my lap top to the library?
Laptops are allowed but you must have your own power. We also have WIFI that you can connect to the internet, but not to our subscribed accounts.
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Can I use a flash drive of cd/dvd in your computers?
Sorry but no item can be plugged into our computers.
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Can we bring a group to the library?
Yes, however if it is a large group (over 5+) we would appreciated notification ahead of time to make sure that we have the researchers to help.
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Where can I get information on Volunteering for the Society?
Info found on website Volunteering
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Is a map available for the layout of the library?
Yes the latest Floor plan is on the website.
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Does the society accept donations of research material, books, computers or funds?
Yes, depending on the items. Contact Our President.
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Is the library handicap accessible?
Not at this time. Currently their are two ways in both involve stairs. Approximately 8-9 stairs.
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What is the cost to use the library?
AFGS Membership allows the full use of the library. If you are not a member the cost is $5.00 per visit.
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Can I join the society on line?
You can now join AFGS on line, or fill out the form online, print it and mail it in.
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Can I order items on line?
We have an Online store where you are able to order items online, or fill out the form online, print it and mail it in.
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Is Online ordering Secure?
We use the Americart Shopping Cart Service for ordering from this website. This offers Online Ordering Security by using this system which is simple and straightforward.  (Your browser must support  secure ordering.)
Please see the Americart  Shopping Cart Service Privacy Statement for more information.
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Is food or refreshments available?
No food,. coffee can be purchased for 50 cents we also have tea bags. Soda is available in a machine. No food or drink allowed in the library.
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I am coming from a distance and will only be in the area a few days can I use the library if it is not scheduled to be open?
We will make every effort to accommodate you if you travel to Woonsocket Rhode Island to research. Please use the contact form on the website and allow at least two weeks before your arrival. Tell us the days and times you plan to be here and a phone number where you can be reached while you travel.
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Is lodging available in the area?
A number of places are available here is a sampling Lodging from Google
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Does AFGS pay for articles used in Je Me Souviens?
Articles are donated by readers
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Are there other  sites of interest in the area?
AFGS is located in the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor and a number of places are available including  Museum of Work & Culture.
If there is a question you would like to ask which is not covered here Please use the AFGS Survey form below for you question. Thanks You
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